Illuminated Manuscripts

Treasures of the Pierpont Morgan Library

By William M. Voelkle, Susan L'Engle

Release Date
Format Tiny Folio 288 pages 4 x 4.38 inches 240 full-color illustrations
Category Fine Art
ISBN-13 978-0-78920-216-1 SKU 18178

Spectacular examples of early book illustration from one of the greatest libraries of illuminated manuscripts in the world.

Glorious works of art as well as documents of bygone eras, painted an illuminated manuscripts supply perhaps the greatest and by far the best-preserved evidence of daily life during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This Tiny Folio draws on one of the greatest collections in the world to illustrate the angels, demons, and everyday denizens of the medieval world.


"This little treasure is one of a score of pocket-size tomes in the "Tiny Folio" series, which offers mini courses in art history based on the collections of the worlds great museums... This handy book is the perfect purse or pocket-stuffer, guaranteed to transport the reader to a paradise of unicorns and crimson-clad maidens... This is a great book to give as a gift or use as a visitors guide to the Morgan Library, as the editors have provided thorough captions... " --

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